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Why does Table 4-1 list the "95% distance" and not the "100% distance"?

Why does Table 4-1 list the "95% distance" and not the "100% distance"?

Grade:upto college level

1 Answers

Navjyot Kalra
askIITians Faculty 654 Points
6 years ago
Below you see table 4-1 listing the terminal speed and the distance through which the body must fall from rest to reach of its terminal speed.
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Table 4-1
It is important to note that the table list the distance corresponding to 95% distance but not 100 % . To account for the same one must consider the vertical velocity of the object of mass m at time t , and falling in presence of air resistance,
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